When you enlist the services of Building Diagnostics Group for a Property Condition Assessment in Plano, Texas, you will benefit from a team of highly trained of professionals.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a multifaceted consulting firm. Our proficiency in infrared building science and water testing procedures, as well as thermal infrared aerial imagery, are invaluable to architects, builders, property developers, construction managers, insurance companies and others.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, has over 25 years of residential and commercial construction experience, is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics, and is a pioneer in the field of moisture intrusion and building defect investigations with the use of infrared thermography.
Utilizing our proven infrared inspection techniques, along with state-of-the-art thermography (FLIR) equipment, our professional team can rapidly identify hidden damage and provide you with an independent analysis of a building’s structural integrity.
BDG often works with engineering firms to conduct Property Condition Assessments during the due diligence process of an acquisition. We are typically the first to inspect the exterior of a property, providing insight about the overall condition and the need, if any, for additional services to complete the evaluation.
BDG Infrared Inspection Specialties
Exterior building inspections: BDG inspects building exterior wall systems for water intrusions that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components, and effectively identifies potential hidden defects. Infrared imaging can be used for many different cladding systems, from single coat stucco systems, to Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS), to siding. These exterior building surveys are extremely fast and cost-effective. BDG can typically evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site.
Interior building inspections: Infrared thermography is by far the best method for documenting a water loss or water intrusion event. With our extensive knowledge and use of high resolution infrared cameras, BDG can quickly pinpoint the exact location of interior water intrusions with little or no physical disassembly of the premises and with minimal disturbance to the occupants. Even if the building materials are dry by the time of our inspection, we can visually document the areas that were affected to provide a true representation of actual damage.
Commercial roof surveys: Infrared roof inspections provide accurate observations of the condition of an existing roofing system. They are fast, affordable, non-destructive, and the ideal method of detecting otherwise unobservable areas of water damage during due diligence of commercial or multi-family property acquisitions. The BDG team can evaluate up to 300,000 SF of roof area in a single visit via our walk-over method, or millions of square feet by means of our aerial drone service.
EIFS Inspections: Mold is a major threat to insurers, but another problem has wreaked havoc for homeowners, insurance carriers, and contractors across the nation for several years now–damages stemming from Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems (EIFS), often referred to as fake or synthetic stucco. BDG’s Water Infiltration Analysis service can find excessive moisture content in the structural cavities and framing of any structure with EIFS or Stucco cladding. Our observations are documented in a detailed written and photographic report.
Building Diagnostics Group is available for nationwide travel to your site. If you are seeking a Property Condition Assessment for a multi-family or commercial property in Plano, Texas, give us a call at (888) 317-4568 or contact us online to discuss your requirements.